News Here's Why Lady Gaga Wasn't on the American Music Awards Red Carpet By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 19, 2017 @ 08:45PM Pin Share Tweet Email Lady Gaga was noticeably absent from E!’s red carpet pre-show at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. She’s set to perform during tonight’s ceremony—along with Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, and Christina Aguilera—and you know we’ve had our eyes peeled for Mother Monster since minute one. But, alas, Gaga never showed up—or did she … ? Although she didn't appear during the pre-show, she was technically on an AMAs red carpet. Lady G. was prepping for the show virtually—she’s currently on her Joanne world tour, which is in Washington, D.C., tonight. But that didn’t stop the powerhouse from getting her AMAs glam-on. “Behind the Scenes getting ready for #AMAs in #Alaïa and this year they brought the show to me! ❤ From the#Joanneworldtour In DC! #ladygagaStyling @tomeerebout @sandraamador.xx” Gaga explained on Instagram. As per usual, Gaga gave us her all, posing on her personal red carpet in a plunging black Alaïa minidress, her curly blonde locks flowing past her shoulders. Somehow, Gaga has managed to totally reinvent a piece as classic as an LBD. Killing it.